Okay, so Magic was founded by a Swiss fellow named Hans Thorner. But, for St. Patrick’s Day, or weekend for that matter, we are all Irish–even Magic!
I’m sure we will hear the wail of the bagpipes and see the wearin’ of the tartans and green from our “faithful” on the slopes during the day. But Magic also has a few tricks up it sleeve to help us celebrate together. First, there’s a new “Get Your Irish Up!” Big-Air contest from 4-6pm for any one to enter and all to watch from the base area and BLT deck during apres ski time. Hunter Wallace will be playing during the jumping contest and after awards are handed out, the CRB Band will take over from 7-10pm at the Black Line Tavern. So Saturday we’ll be getting a good “jump” on St Patrick’s Day.
Second, we have our annual “Feel the Magic” NE Series Rando Race skinning up and skiing down Magic (repeat two more times!) on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day. For those not as committed to people-power, we will have the lifts operating (reminder that our spring hours are now 9-5pm on the weekends–good news for those staying late for the band on Saturday night! And, as we all get another day of spring skiing on the slopes of Magic, we will have a fine old St. Patrick’s Day Party starting early with our Bloody Mary Bar and picking up steam at 3:00 with live music and plenty of Guinness and Harp. It’s another great excuse to squeeze in a third day of skiing and riding on Monday…
Spring skiing is always a fun time of year and typically St. Patrick’s Day is the unofficial kick off. Last year, spring came way too early. This year, it seems to be arriving about on time–although despite the heavy r*** Tuesday, I still believe we may have another snow event coming before March is over. Either way, this weekend Magic is saying, “Ski me, I’m Irish!”.